Brown Selected in MLB Draft
Also receiving the call on day two was fall signee, Tyler Christman (Sumter, S.C./SumterHS/USC Sumter). A right-handed pitcher, Christman went in the 13th round (pick #408) by the San Francisco Giants.
Brown, who took over the number one starting pitcher role this season, collected a 7-6 record in 17 appearances, 14 starts. Owning a 4.32 ERA, the Forest Hill, Md., native threw three complete games and held his opponents to a mere .270 batting average. In 102 innings logged, Brown issued only 19 walks while striking out 79.
After going 4-0 overall in the month of March, Brown was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Month. With three league wins, Brown threw two complete games in the six appearances during the month.
In two seasons as an Eagle, Brown tallied a 13-9 record with a 4.41 ERA. Brown threw 190 innings pitched, recording 143 strikeouts and four complete games. He went 6-3 in 2009 and helped lead Georgia Southern to the 2009 Southern Conference Tournament Championship.
“I’m extremely excited and ready to get started,” said Brown. “All I wanted was an opportunity and I’m excited Oakland has given me the opportunity. I’m excited to get my professional career started.”
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 20:18